Facing the Challenges of Ending Homelessness

What if every church in your hometown area, regardless of denomination or faith tradition, adopted 10 homeless people?

After all, the ONE thing all belief systems share is that we should love our neighbor and care for people with dignity. Imagine if the CHURCH actually provided the COMMUNITY so many people desperately need—especially coming out of the 2020 Pandemic. Instead of complaining about all the homeless people cluttering up your neighborhood in growing numbers, what if you did something that actually makes a difference?

Certainly complaining doesn’t fix anything. If LOVE truly wins (and I believe it does) and LOVE is the mark of a Christian (and I believe it is) then isn’t it time we quit complaining and start asking the right questions? Homeless people ARE PEOPLE. Can’t adopt 10? How about ONE?#EndHomelessness #loveyourneighbor

© 2023 Rainer Bantau

Imagine for a moment, the church actually becoming the bride Jesus yearns to see…

Homelessness is complex and complicated. But not so complex and complicated that we can’t help someone get back on their feet or try to use whatever resources we can to help them restore their life. The answer isn’t one size fits all. But, I do believe it begins with us loving one another.

I pray that this post helps you think about how you might make a difference in someone’s life.

I pray that your Sunday is filled with the abundant blessings from God above.

Rainer Bantau

The Devotional Guy™


The Devotional Guy™ Rainer Bantau © 2023



  1. Thank you for raising awareness. This is an issue that weighs on my heart as well. There is so much more that can be done. Yes – love wins! 🙌🤍🙏

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  2. I agree to a point. Some Homeless wish to remain Addicts and don’t want help. Adopting an Addict is not a safe situation.

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  3. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. All addicts aren’t homeless; all homeless people aren’t addicts. Addiction runs rampant in households everywhere. Adoption doesn’t necessitate inviting a homeless person into your home. It does require you to love them and invest in a relationship with them. It’s relationship that I’ve found leads to transformation. As a church, surely we can find ways to invest in people who need help.

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  4. I live in a town with a relatively large homeless population and really appreciate this reminder of the compassion and action we are called to as Christians. I one time heard a pastor say, people complain that Christianity doesn’t work. It’s because it hasn’t really been tried. Blessings on your work.

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  5. I love that statement by that pastor, Mary! Homelessness is definitely a growing crisis in many of our cities. It’s going to take compassion and action to resolve. Thank you for reading and sharing your insights. Blessings to you as well, my friend.

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  6. Such a wonderful, God-honoring challenge! Let’s do it!

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